Under Pressure Festival 2019

Here’s a photo gallery featuring all the works produced during the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. For earlier editions see the following posts:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 editions.

Cet article-photo présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2019 du Festival Under Pressure. Pour les éditions antérieures, voir les articles suivants:
Éditions 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013.

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The 203 crew wall by Lyfer, Ekes, Opire, Arnold, Borrris and Trak, with tags by Phare, Hitem, Yesir, Masek and guests Axe Lalime, Soma and Peau.

The complete K6A crew wall featuring Serak, Awe, Monk.e, Axe Lalime, Royal, Snikr, Otak, Zek, Hsix, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Osti One and Clone. Scroll down for close-ups on various pieces.

Close-up on the central section of the K6A crew wall mostly by Snikr and Axe Lalime, with pieces by Osti One (top left) and Otak (top right).

Monk.e‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Royal‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Awe (top) and Axe Lalime‘s (bottom) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Serak‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Dodo Osé (blue) and Fleo‘s (green) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Hsix‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Zek‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Clone‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Sepan (middle), Sheval (top right) and Heras (bottom right).

Hick

Aldarwin, with origami by Origami Explorateur.

Bibi Una

Kuby (top) and unidentified artist (ground).

Haks, Kuby and Yekso collaboration.

Sank (top), Zenow (ground left) and Medor (ground right).

Aper

Mirabolle

The Crazy Apes crew wall featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx.

The ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up 1/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 2/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 3/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 4/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 5/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Collaboration wall of Ankh One, Nikki Küntzle, Ravens Or Crows and Peach Journal.

Scribe and Tchug collaboration. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Tchug‘s character on his collaborative wall with Scribe.

Close-up on some of Scribe‘s characters and graphics on his collaborative wall with Tchug.

The complete LTG & POM crews’ wall featuring EK Sept, Fokus, Rizek, Elfu, Seork, Serum, Hoar, Aces, Hozek, Gost and Grils. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on EK Sept (top), Fokus (middle) and Rizek‘s (bottom) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Elfu (left) and Seork‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Serum‘s piece on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Aces (top) and Hoar‘s (ground) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Grils (top left), Gost (ground left) and Hozek‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

On the roof above the LTG/POM wall is this piece by Kor.

MC Baldassari

Raphael Dairon

Wuna

Christina Mazzulla

Maliciouz

Aude Maeva

The complete 123 Klan wall. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Scien’s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Klor‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Esprit‘s piece guesting on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Aiik‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall. The character is by Scien.

Grils

Box Vincent

Lapin

Nemo

Dalkhafine

Labrona

Alex Produkt

Moule

Adida Fallen Angel at ground level and Makenoize way above. Scroll down for more installations and pasted pieces by Makenoize.

Unidentified artist.

Jasp

Marine Martinelli

Slö

M’Os Geez

Mirov‘s mix of painting and pasting.

ROC514 and Flavor.

Smile

Crakolina wheatpaste 1/4.

Crakolina wheatpaste 2/4.

Crakolina wheatpaste 3/4.

Crakolina wheatpaste 4/4.

Drippin’ Soul

Jimmy Baptiste

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Salvandalius on door, with Nero above.

Salvandalius

Makenoize installation.

Makenoize

Makenoize

I Am Batman on garbage container.

Mural Festival 2019

This article features the new murals created during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic from June 6th to 16th.

Five earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the Demsky and Michael Reeder walls from the 2018 edition, Scribe’s mural from the 2017 edition, and the Natalia Rak and Jonathan Bergeron creations from the 2016 edition.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2019 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 6 au 16 juin.

Cinq murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Demsky et de Michael Reeder de l’édition 2018, celle de Scribe produite au cours de l’édition 2017, et celles de Natalia Rak et de Jonathan Bergeron datant de l’édition 2016.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

PichiAvo

Miss Van

Ben Johnston

Germ Dee, with name pieces by Deep (left) and Serak (right) in the bottom corners.

Close-up on Serak‘s part on the above mural by Germ Dee.

Bryan Beyung

Insane51. This mural is also meant to be seen through the coloured lens of 3D glasses, see below.

The Insane51 mural seen through the red lens of 3D glasses.

The Insane51 mural seen through the blue lens of 3D glasses.

Ola Volo

Leon Keer‘s anamorphic street piece. The piece is painted stretched and distorted, but looks 3D when viewed through the lens of a camera.

Gleo

Nikki Küntzle

Marc-André Lamothe

Spidertag‘s neon mural, only visible after nightfall.

Joshua Vides painted the entirety of this car wash to give it a look straight out of a black and white graphic novel.


the tribute alley to Scan

For the 2019 edition of Mural, a long segment of the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent was dedicated to Scan. Name pieces by the two dozen-plus artists involved are presented below from the left to the right end of the alley.

Pour l’édition 2019 du festival, un long segment de la ruelle graffiti derrière St-Laurent a été dédiée à Scan. Les pièces de la trentaine d’artistes impliqués sont présentées ci-dessous en ordre tel qu’elles apparaissent sur le mur (de gauche à droite).

Ekes

Lyfer

Pito (top), Killa EF (ground).

Shok

Skor

Serak

Awe

Deep

Morz

Some

Soma

Sage (name piece) and Zoltan (ear).

Sober

Axe Lalime (name piece) and Tchug (character).

Zek

Stare

Smak

Guko

Jasp

Vect (in black and blue) and Ewol (in green).

F.One and Ewol doing Scan’s name.

F.One

Legal (ground) and Kwun (above). There is also Jake above those two, but his piece is not yet completed. This photo will be replaced by a definitive one after Jake completes his part.

A bit of bonus material by Odrus, a brazilian writer in town at the time of the festival, and Deep with a gold throw.


Waxhead’s sidewalk pieces

In 2019 it was Waxhead‘s turn to supply the sidewalk pieces in the Mural zone. He did thirteen hopscotch pieces in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and Laurier.

En 2019 c’était au tour de Waxhead de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il a créé treize marelles, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et Laurier.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellente initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais.

Emily Read

Andy Dass

M’Os Geez

Nikki Küntzle. Nikki was actually on the programme and did her own mural, scroll up to view.

Mirov

Raphaël Dairon

Kat

Marine Martinelli

Duval

Nicolas Bertrand

Anne-Julie Dudemaine

Arielle Coté

Atomist

Caitlin McDonagh

Camille Perro

Denise Duong

Dominique Montesano

Leyem

Phil Math


other

One of two truck sides by Wuna. See the other side below.

The other truck side by Wuna. Scroll up for the other side.

The back of the above truck was painted by Hest.

This is some sort of open photo booth by LP Montoya. Visitors to the Mural site would have their photo taken or take selfies from close enough to only see the psychedelic background and nothing else. See example below.

Example of the above installation by LP Montoya, featuring the artist himself. This photo © LP Montoya.

Franco

Germ Dee

To mark Germ Dee’s participation in the 2019 edition of Mural Festival, here’s a spotlight on his street work.

Germ Dee began painting in the streets of Montreal in the summer of 2016. He immediately became one of the city’s most prolific artists and quickly made friends with many of his local peers. With the exception of his very first few walls, Germ Dee has been mostly taking pop culture characters on his own personal spin, describing his work as ‘visionary bootlegs’.

To view more than Germ Dee’s street work, have a look at his Facebook and Instagram pages. If you can read French, there is an interesting interview with the artist at StoriesMTL. He sells merchandise featuring his art via his Etsy page.

Pour marquer la participation de Germ Dee à l’édition 2019 du Festival Mural, voici un profil-photo de la production street de cet artiste.

Germ Dee a débuté sa carrière montréalaise au cours de l’été 2016. Il est immédiatement devenu un de nos artistes les plus prolifiques, et s’est rapidement lié d’amitié avec plusieurs de ses pairs montréalais. A l’exception de quelques murs au tout début, l’essentiel de sa production consiste en versions ‘personalisées’ de personnages tirés de la culture populaire. Il décrit son art de visionary bootlegs, ce qui se traduirait grosso modo par ‘contrebande visionaire’.

Pour en voir plus que son travail de rue, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram. Une entrevue intéressante avec l’artiste est disponible à StoriesMTL. Enfin, Germ Dee vend ses créations sur Etsy.


painted work

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

A lil quickie on an abandoned building.

Another quickie on an abandoned building.

On the Sun Youth building; visible above is an older piece by Jest.

In an abandoned building.

A quick one in an abandoned building.

On a Plateau garage door; yellow throw above is by Awe.

On a Plateau door.

At the Project 45 skate park.

At the Project 45 skate park.

Collaboration with Salvandalius on a Van Horne overpass pillar.

In a door recess.

Off Under Pressure.

Next to the Brigade B7 prod.

In an abandoned building.

Germ Dee (top) and Nero (bottom) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Assisted by Gwan and featuring name pieces by Deep and Serak in the bottom left and right corners.

On the Sun Youth building; visible above is an older piece by Jest.

Off-Mural piece.

Inside an abandoned building, over a tag by Royal.

Germ Dee on character and Deep on letters, in Hochelaga.

On the Sun Youth building.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

On a multi-artist wall in Hochelaga.

In a Plateau alley.

For the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

On a Plateau alley garage door.

At Akira’s Alley.

In Hochelaga.

In a Plateau alley.

Mono Sourcil (left) and Germ Dee (right) in a Plateau alley.

At Plaza Walls.

Germ Dee (ground level) and Sank (above), for the 2018 Estival e Canes.

For the 2018 Estival de Canes.

In the South West.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

One of six different plant boxes for the 2018 edition of MTL En Arts.

On St-Laurent.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At Plaza Walls.

In a central graffiti alley. The background is an earlier wall by Germ Dee, scroll down this page to view.

At Akira’s Alley.

Collaboration wall between EK Sept (top), Fokus (middle), Seork (bottom left) and Germ Dee (bottom right) for the Alleycats prod.

At Plaza Walls.

Downtown.

In Rosemont.

At Plaza Walls.

In a Plateau alley.

Germ Dee (left) and Tiburon (right) in a Plateau alley.

In Hochelaga.

In a Plateau alley.

In a central graffiti alley.

Germ Dee on character and Royal on letters, in St-Henri.

In St-Henri.

At Akira’s Alley.

At Akira’s Alley.

Off-Mural piece.

On St-Dominique. Paste-ups on the bottom right corner are by Shifty Cat and ROC514.

In a central graffiti alley.

A rooftop piece in a central graffiti alley.

In Côte St-Paul.

In a Mile End alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In Côte St-Paul.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In Hochelaga.

In a central graffiti alley.

On the Sun Youth building.

Jest (left), Gwan (middle) and Germ Dee (right) in a Plateau alley.

At Plaza Walls.

In a central graffiti alley.

In a central graffiti alley.

On the Sun Youth building.

Germ Dee (ground level) and Wzrds Gng (above) in Mile End.

4U crew triptych for Plaza Walls featuring Germ Dee (left), Tiburon (centre) and Mono Sourcil (right).

In a Plateau alley.

Germ Dee (left) and Gwan (right) in the Plateau.

Germ Dee (left) and Mono Sourcil (right) in Mile End.

In a Plateau alley.

At Plaza Walls.

At Plaza Walls.

Germ Dee (left), Awe (bottom right) and Wzrds Gng (top right) in a Mile End alley.

Germ Dee (top) and Mono Sourcil (bottom) in Petite-Patrie.

The Wzrds Gng (left), Mono Sourcil (centre) and Germ Dee (right) on a Hochelaga skateboard pipe.

In a Mile End alley.

Germ Dee (left) and M’Os Geez (right) for the 2016 Percussion festival.

Germ Dee (right) and Tiburon (left) in a Plateau alley.

Wzrds Gng (left) and Germ Dee (right) in a Plateau alley.

On a Plateau garage door.

Chris Dyer (left) and Germ Dee (right) doing bootleg Barts.

For the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau End alley.


stickers and other pasted work

A wheatpaste found in Mile End.

A collaboration with ROC514.

A collaboration with ROC514.

A collaboration with ROC514.

Jaker

Jaker is one of the top graffiti writers in Montreal. His allegiances are to the BTH and GK crews. He has very little presence on the internet. If you wish to see much more than what I was lucky to find, particularly pieces on trains, have a look at his Instagram page. This Bombing Science video on Youtube shows great footage of Jaker in action on an autorack.

Jaker est un des meilleurs graffeurs à Montréal. Il est membres des crews BTH et GK. Il n’est que très peu présent officiellement sur internet. Si vous désirez en voir beaucoup plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, particulièrement des pièces sur train, jetez un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram. Cette excellente video de Bombing Science montre l’artiste en action.


burners and other big pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

Jaker and Legal contributed to the 2019 revamp of the Van Horne pillars.

A huge trackside piece.

On an abandoned building.

With Jmoe on characters.

Trackside

In Côte St-Paul.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH on an abandoned building in the South West.

In Rosemont.

On an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned spot.

In an abandoned spot.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH in Little Burdundy (ground piece only).

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Jaker’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

From a BTH crew production in Dorval.

Huge Jaker and Legal roller on an abandoned building in the South West.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

Jaker, Legal, Peace and Johste on the abandoned Canada Malting plant.

A huge commissioned Centre-Sud wall by the BTH crew featuring Legal and Jaker on name pieces and Jmoe on character.

Jaker (top) and Legal (ground) for the 2017 Lachine graffiti jam.

Tribute to Jays by BTH’s Jaker, Peace and Legal, from the Time Is Gold production.

Jaker in Rosemont.

Legal (ground) and Jaker (above) for the Festival de Canes.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

Featuring Jaker (top), Legal (middle) and Johste (ground), this is BTH’s contribution to the Scan You Rock jam.

Near downtown.

Trackside.

Representing his crew BTH on a truck side.

In Rosemont.

Truck side.

For the 2016 edition of the Amalgam Festival in Sherbrooke.

In the Plateau.

Trackside.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

Jaker and perhaps others from the BTH crew on the roof of an abandoned building in the South West.

In the South West.

Jaker (letters) and Jmoe (character) in an abandoned building.

Jaker (top) and Kwun (ground) in a Petite-Patrie alley.

In an abandoned building.

In an bike underpass on the Canal Lachine.

On an abandoned building.

On an abandoned building.

Representing BTH inside an abandoned Plateau school awaiting demolition.

In an abandoned building.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

In the gym of an abandoned Plateau school awaiting demolition.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on character, in Rosemont.

Aliss (card), Ms Teri (flower), Jaker, Blek and Legal on a downtown rooftop.

Jaker (top) and Legal (bottom) at the 2015 Lachine graffiti jam

Trackside.

Most of the BTH crew participated in this piece between the chimneys of an abandoned incinerator.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH in the Plateau.

Under an expressway.

An old one in Montreal West.

Peace and Jaker on a bike trail in Petite-Patrie.

A springtime piece for the crew (Bring The Heat = BTH).

Jake’s contribution to this wall from the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival is partly visible in the bottom left corner. Also featuring Fonki (centre), Legal (top left), Dare (top right), etc.

Jaker, Kwun, Legal and many more on one of the roofs of the long-abandoned Canada Malting plant.

An old piece inside an abandoned tunnel.

In industrial Montreal West.


throws

Jake and Legal on an abandoned industrial building.

Roller by Jaker and Legal in the South West.

Five Eight and Jake on the abandoned Canada Malting Plant.

A huge throw by Jake, Hyke and Legal for their crew BTH.

A huge throw in St-Henri.

With Legal on the left.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco (with Snok on the left).

Inside the abandoned Transco.


tags


installation

A woodup installed on the roof of an industrial building in the South West.

Lost Claws

Lost Claws is a street artist mainly into wheatpasting, but he also has some painted work to his credit. He has been active in the streets and alleys of Montreal since approximately June 2017. The artist wittily expresses his dark, pessimistic or sarcastic views on the world, life and relationships through various characters, some recurring (teeth, skeletons, Death) and some one-offs (often animals).

The artist is extremely prolific and I have been able to find only a fraction of his work before it got destroyed. You should therefore check out his Instagram page for a lot more work than what I am presenting in the gallery below.

Lost Claws est un artiste de rue dont le medium préféré est le collage, mais qui peint aussi à l’occasion. Il est actif dans les rues et ruelles de Montréal depuis approximativement juin 2017. A l’aide d’une panoplie de personnages, certain récurrents (dents, squelettes, la Mort) ou non (souvent des animaux), il exprime sa vision sombre, pessimiste ou sarcastique, du monde, de la vie et des relation humaines.

Cet artiste est extremement prolifique et je n’ai eu la chance de photographier qu’une fraction de son oeuvre avant qu’elle ne soit détruite. Vous êtes donc invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram si vous voulez en voir beaucoup plus que ce que je suis en mesure de présenter dans la galerie ci-dessous.


wheatpastes

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

“Pretending To Be Something I’m Not”, in Plateau End for Halloween.

“Don’t Fuck With Me I Don’t Fuck With You”, in Plateau End.

“Dust To Dust”, in Chinatown.

“Get Your Shit Together”, in the Plateau.

“My stupid opinion”, in Petite-Patrie.

“That’s life”, in St-Henri.